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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. good try with the depth.... The texture is seems to be old but the model is seems to be new.... I'm wondering about this....

  2. to answer your questions,

    i looked at a lot of traffic lights for references, and those things are built to last. you know, they have to withstand wind, rain, and hot sun, so the actual metal usually isn't bent. 

    i tried adding more rust, and it became too distracting a muddled together. If you look at the thread then you can see that there is some more wear that was cropped out.

    Thanks for the compliments and critiques!! 

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